Jesse Alston (MSc student, UW)
Animal behavior has driven my interest in nature since I was old enough to realize that animals had minds of their own. Since then, I’ve come to believe that maintaining ecosystem function in our rapidly changing world is the greatest challenge we face today. My research interests are thus unified by a common theme: applying discoveries from research in animal behavior to better inform conservation practice. My graduate work will cover resource competition in Myotis bats and how it drives resource partitioning between and among Myotis species, along with a host of more applied conservation questions.
I’m a proud North Carolinian and Davidson College Wildcat. When I’m not science-ing, I'm usually carpentering, reading, or writing. I also spend too much time chasing birds, fish, and game animals.